Spirit Awards: ‘Spotlight’ Sweeps, ‘Beasts Of No Nation’ Scores On Indies’ Big Day – Winners List

Spotlight, a indie film that has been in a awards contention all deteriorate and is adult for 6 Oscars tomorrow, warmed adult by holding home 5 awards during a 31st annual Spirit Awards currently on a beach in Santa Monica. The Open Road/Participant Films play about a Boston Globe‘s review into the Boston Catholic Church’s cover of a child abuse liaison swept in all a categories it was adult for: Best Feature Film, Best Director for Tom McCarthy, Best Screenplay for McCarthy and Josh Singer, and Best Editing for Tom McArdle. It also supposed organizer Film Independent’s Robert Altman Award for best garb cast.

The show — someone resigned compared to a past integrate of years — was hosted by SNL‘s Kate McKinnon and Silicon Valley’s Sumail Nanjiani and aired live on IFC.

Other winners enclosed another Oscar hopeful, Room‘s Brie Larson, who continued her movement with a win for Best Female Lead. The film’s writer Emma Donoghue won for Best First Screenplay. On a men’s side, it was young Abraham Attah of Beasts Of No Nation who took home a Best Male Actor prize, fasten his co-star Idris Elba who won Best Supporting Actor for a slashing Netflix drama, that was left out of a Oscar noms though drew large cheers any time it was mentioned during a show.

Mya Taylor, meanwhile, done story when a transgender singer won a Best Supporting Actress prize for Tangerine, Sean Baker’s film shot regulating iPhones. It had also been adult for Best Feature along with Spotlight, Paramount’s animated Anomalisa, Beasts Of No Nation and the Weinstein Company’s Carol.

Oscar favorite Son Of Saul won a Best International Film award, cementing a front-runner standing for tomorrow. Another Oscar nom, Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look Of Silence, also won, for Best Documentary. Meanwhile, Marielle Heller’s The Diary Of A Teenage Girl won a Best First Feature Award, while Trey Edward Shults’ Krisha won a John Cassavetes Award for best underline done for reduction than $500,000.

Of note is a fact that Participant Media had a outrageous night, as a prolongation outfit had a palm in Spotlight, Beasts of No Nation, and The Look of Silence. “Participant Media is unusually unapproachable of a many successful night ever during this year’s Film Independent Spirit Awards,” a association pronounced about a 8 wins those films collectively won. “So we conclude Michael Sugar’s remarks while usurpation a endowment for Best Feature for Spotlight during a ceremony, ‘Participant is all over these awards tonight, so they merit to be congratulated for their bravery and their persistence in creation peculiarity eccentric film, and some good studio ones too.’ It’s a respect to support films where good party inspires genuine rendezvous and movement from audiences around a world.”

Here’s a full list of winners:

BEST FEATURE FILM
Spotlight
Producers: Blye Pagon Faust, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin, Michael Sugar

BEST FEMALE LEAD
Brie Larson
Room

BEST MALE LEAD
Abraham Attah
Beasts Of No Nation

BEST DIRECTOR
Tom McCarthy
Spotlight

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
Mya Taylor
Tangerine

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM
Son of Saul (Hungary)
Director: László Nemes

BEST SCREENPLAY
Tom McCarthy Josh Singer
Spotlight

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD
(Best Feature Under $500,000)
Krisha
Writer/Director/Producer: Trey Edward Shults
Producers: Justin R. Chan, Chase Joliet, Wilson Smith

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Ed Lachman
Carol

BEST FIRST FEATURE
The Diary of a Teenage Girl
Director: Marielle Heller
Producers: Miranda Bailey, Anne Carey, Bert Hamelinck, Madeline Samit

Robert Altman Award (Best Ensemble)
Spotlight
Director: Tom McCarthy
Casting Directors: Kerry Barden and Paul Schnee
Ensemble Cast: Billy Crudup, Paul Guilfoyle, Neal Huff, Brian d’Arcy James, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber, Jamey Sheridan, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci

BEST DOCUMENTARY
The Look Of Silence
Director: Joshua Oppenheimer
Producer: Signe Byrge Sørensen

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
Emma Donoghue
Room

BEST SUPPORTING MALE
Idris Elba
Beasts Of No Nation

Piaget Producers Award
Mel Eslyn

Truer Than Fiction Award
Incorruptible
Director: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

Kiehl’s Someone to Watch Award
King Jack
Director: Felix Thompson

BEST EDITING
Spotlight
Tom McArdle

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